Learn how to forage for Fort Stevens mushrooms

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State Park Ranger Dane Osis knows his mushrooms. For the past eight years, he has helped Fort Stevens State Park visitors identify fungi that grow in the park. Fall is prime mushroom season and you can join Ranger Dane on guided mushroom hikes and programs in October and November.

Friday Wild Mushroom Hikes begin with a brief introduction at Battery Russell, but then you’re off on an
1 1/2-hour mushroom forage. Ranger Dane can help you identify edible mushrooms and steer you away from ones that you don’t want to eat.  On Saturdays, meet at Picnic Shelter A at Coffenbury Lake for a more in-depth program on wild mushrooms followed by a short mushroom hunt. Both Friday and Saturday programs begin at 1 p.m. Visit the Oregon State Park  event calendar for dates.

What makes Fort Stevens a good place to find mushrooms? Ranger Dane says it’s a combination of…

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